Titel: Street Art & Graffiti Art: Developing an Understanding
Auteur: Melissa Hughes, L.
Onderwijs: Georgia State University
While graffiti is revered as an art form to some, it is often seen as an unwanted
nuisance by others. While vibrantly rich in history, graffiti has a controversial past,
present, and future that will likely continue to be the subject of debate, especially with
the insurgence of street art, an art form that often overlaps graffiti art in subject matter,
media, aesthetic appearance, and placement as a public form of art. Distinguishing
between street art and graffiti art proves quite challenging to the undiscerning eye, yet
through a series of interviews and thorough investigation, I questioned the contexts of
street art and graffiti art. By introducing non-traditional forms of art that are engaging to
adolescent students, street art and graffiti art can expand the secondary art curriculum
by helping students become more cognizant of current social, visual and cultural
aesthetics in their own visual world.
INDEX WORDS: Art Education, Graffiti Art, Street Art